Breast Imaging Center Adopts 3D to Reduce Call Backs

August 14, 2015 - Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., celebrated the opening of a $4.2 million expanded Dyson Breast Center Aug. 3.

“We have built a calming, comprehensive, spa-like breast center to promote services for both benign breast disease and breast cancer,” Angela Keleher, MD, breast surgeon and director of the center, said in a news release. “We also provide the expertise of well-trained caregivers, the advanced technology and facilities needed for accurate screening and diagnosis of breast disease, and programs and support services that assist patients in navigating the challenge of breast cancer.”

The center occupies 11,746 square feet on the second floor of the Vassar Ambulatory Surgery Center on the medical center campus.
The new center includes exam rooms, a procedure room, offices for surgeons, radiologists, nurses and support staff and a spacious registration and patient waiting area. It has separate and discrete areas for patients who need additional diagnostic procedures.
Two new, state-of-the-art mammography/tomosynthesis units produce high-quality 3D images of the breast.

“This highly sensitive 3D equipment decreases the need for calling patients back in for additional screenings and increases the cancer-detection rate,” Keleher said in the release.

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The imaging suite also features a general patient waiting area, a separate waiting area for women needing more than a routine mammogram, patient-robing rooms, ultrasound rooms, mammography/tomosynthesis screening rooms, a bone-density screening room, a prone-stereotactic biopsy room and an image-reading room.